We were at Cheryl and Fred's private steam event on Monday, where we served refreshments and homemade cakes to around 60 people. It was a lovely evening with some lovely generous people.
We would like to thank everyone who baked and donated cakes for us to serve at the event, in return we received donations for our charity of £153.
We were at the Holybrook Fete on Sunday...it was a lovely day and on our soft toy tom-bola we managed to make a great £186. Thanks to everyone who came to see us there and to everyone who donated and took part in our tom-bola.
We were at Thatcham fun day this weekend, where were received a cheque from Karmal - the chair of the Rotary club - for an amazing £1,000...this will go towards getting our second house up and running even sooner and helping us to support more homeless young people and care leavers in West Berkshire. The Mayor of Thatcham, Ellen Crumbly was also there and we are one of her charities of the year for 2017.
John and Patsy attended the Queens Garden Party on Tuesday. They enjoyed a wonderful day and were very lucky with the weather as it was sunny all day.
Thank you to Waitrose Thatcham and all Waitrose customers that voted for our charity to receive a donation of £604 from Community Matters. This will help us to support the young people at our charity and is very much appreciated by everyone at YPACF.
Some girls from Down House School recently organised and put on a concert in aid of our charity. The girls all aged between 16/17 years old, put on an amazing show which was very well organised.
They managed to raise £254 for the charity which was presented to John and Patsy by Jane who organised the whole concert. A massive thank you to everyone who organised and took part in the show.
"We are so happy to be supporting such a wonderful cause, and we really hope that our donations will make a difference! We had lots of fun putting the show together and have all gained so much experience too". - The girls from Down House School.
John and Patsy were invited to the Thatcham Mayor making ceremony on Sunday.
Ellen Crumbly was voted in as the Mayor for a second year. Each year the Mayor chooses two charities as her charities for the year. All fund raising events she attends over the year and the money raised at these events is shared between her two charities at the end of the year.
We are very lucky and happy to say that Ellen has chosen our charity to be one of her charities of this year....
This invite to the Queen's garden party is a thank you for all that YPACF do and have done to help young people here in West Berkshire.
We want to say a big thank you to everyone who continues to support us, we can only do what we do as a charity because of the support we get from all of you.
Looking for something fun to do this Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May 2016? Come see us and the Crafty Craft Race in Newbury
The next Crafty Craft race is happening this Bank Holiday Monday. The race takes place along 5 miles of the Kennet & Avon Canal from Kintbury to Newbury. Craft start times are from 0830.
The finishing line is in Newbury alongside the Victoria Park. You can find out more about this event on the organiser's website.
Throughout the day (10:30am to 4:30pm) Victoria Park in Newbury, Berkshire is the focal point for the fun, with amusements, rides, food outlets and a wide range of attractions to suit all ages. Plus, we'll be there with a Bric-A-Brac stall, raising money and awareness for Young People And Children First.
We'd love to see you there, so please spread the word and do come over to our stand and say hello. It's looking to be a great day out for everyone!
Have a lovely rest of your weekend.
The Team @ Young People & Children First
We are a mixture of volunteers, employees and Trustees who want to share all our fabulous news to all you amazing supporters.